The General Synod Standing Committee has scheduled a one-day virtual General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui to be held via webinar on Saturday 25 July 2020.
The Anglican Consultative Council and Anglican Alliance and have issued a new resource to equip churches to recognise and take action to prevent domestic abuse in their communities under Covid 19 lockdown conditions.
Rev Vicki Terrell highlights the responses of disabled people during Aotearoa New Zealand’s pandemic lockdown in March-May this year.
Aotearoa New Zealand faith leaders have met with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Epidemic Response, to discuss Level 2 restrictions on public worship. Many faith groups say the limits have caused real hardship, especially for grieving families and communities unable to mark major religious commemorations in person.
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The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services has welcomed new social service funding for food banks, anti-violence work and housing in the Government’s Budget 2020, but says benefit rates and funding inequality still need attention.
Archbishop Philip Richardson has preached to the Communion on the power of love this week, in the Anglican Communion Office weekly online service prepared to serve communities in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services is joining iwi Māori and other non-Governmental social service providers to call for a fair go in next week’s budget.
Pihopatanga karakia went global this week with Archbishop Don Tamihere welcoming Archbishop Mark MacDonald – the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop of Canada – to the Pihopatanga weekly livestreamed Eucharist as a special guest preacher.